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While grocery shopping, I picked up a bouquet of three stunning sunflowers. I just love how they are so magical with their movements. I dug this bottle up out of the ground on one of my frequent ‘look for things in the ground," trips. My guess is that it dates back to the early 1900’s. It is a bottle of Watkin’s Face Cream manufactured in Winona, Minnesota. J.R. Watkins has been in business as a natural apothecary manufacturer since 1868. This photograph was shot in West Chester, Pennsylvania with a Canon 40D and manipulated with a chalk effect.

My life is like a well read book that’s never ending, at least for this moment in time. As I continually add new chapters to my book, I find that my photography plays a big part in it. This is most especially true as my great love and fascination with Mother Naure never wanes. It’s my hope that you, too, will share my joy as the pages in my book of life continue to flip forward! My Very Best, Polly Peacock

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    One of my favorite flowers. Always so cheerful and lovely. Excellent owrk.

  • Thanks so much Bunny!! I never seem to have luck growing them, but may try now that I’m in CA…As always your compliments are appreciated!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    I LOVE your effect on this work Pol……..amazing and so VERY beautiful!!

  • Aww…thanks so very much Rosie!! I am probably going to be moving more into surreal work, as I really do love it!! It’s good to see you here and thanks so much again!!! xoxoxo!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    Love Watkin’s stuff, still sold around here…beautiful treatment sis ;) xoxox

  • Hmm…I’ll have to check Watkin’s stuff out! Thanks so much Sis!!! xoxo!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • thanks so much Scott!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 5 years ago

    sunflowers..the gentle giants…i do love their beauty and the effect you gave this one is great…watkins sells in the stores here still::)))…cool work pol, very cool..xoxox

  • I’ll have to find some Watkin’s, huh? Yes, sunflowers are just like gentle giants – they are so beautiful and alive with vibrant colors!! Thanks so much Terri!!! xoxo!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful work polly

  • Thanks so much Kathy as always!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    Very creative, Polly.. I like!! Looks like a painting.

  • Thanks so much Carol – an abstract painting was the effect that I was going after!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    Great treatment Polly !
    Nicely done :-)))

  • Thanks so much – your compliment is greatly appreciated!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

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